As a governing body we welcome dialogue from any interested parties and can be contacted via our Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
All schools are managed by a Local Governing Body. As a school within the Corvus Learning Trust and as delegated by its Trustees, the Oaklands Infants governing body works closely with the Headteacher and senior staff to run the school in line with government.
The Oaklands Infants Local Governing Body consists of
i. 8 Co-opted Governors – appointed by the local governing body
ii. Two parent governors – elected by ballot of parents
iii. Two staff governors – appointed after ballot of school staff
iv. The Headteacher – ex officio
They are all volunteers who give their time and expertise free of charge to ensure that the school is run well, within budget and prioritises the needs and well-being of pupils and staff.
Each member of the governing body is assigned to specific areas of strategic oversight. These include Curriculum, Finance, Safeguarding and Equalities Duties holding executive leaders to account
The Governing board has the following core strategic functions.
Establishing the strategic direction, by:
- Setting the vision, ethos, and strategy for the school
- Holding Executive Leaders to account
- Overseeing financial performance
Governors hold an important public office, and as such they should be visible to their school and wider communities.
Andrew Gorham – Clerk to Governors
|Strategic Oversight||Areas of Focus||Governance Team|
|Quality of Education||Curriculum (Intent, Implementation, Impact)||Kate West / Alun Hughes / Harriet McCauley|
|Personal Development||SMSC / British Values / Healthy Living / Attitudes to Learning / Behaviour||Mat Parker / Sapphire Hill / Michelle Presland|
|Leadership & Management||Governance / Vision & Ethos / Trust Engagement / Staff Wellbeing & Development||Mat Parker / Carole Barke|
|CPD||LGB & Staff||Angus Goodenough / Alun Hughes|
|Health & Safety||School Site||Kevin Davies|
|Policy & Compliance||Corvus Learning Trust Policy Adoption and Integration||Chris Rossiter / Sapphire Hill|
|Community Relations||Local Community & Business Engagement||Kathryn Pierce|
|Finance||Carole Barke / Angus Goodenough / Alun Hughes / Michelle Presland|
|SEND||Chris Rossiter / Kathryn Pierce|
|Pupil Premium||Harriet McCauley|
|Safeguarding||Kate West / Harriet McCauley|
|EYFS||Early Years Foundation Stage||Sapphire Hill / Kathryn Pierce|
|Equality Duties||Mat Parker|
Governors who have left in past 12 months:
Hannah O’Neil December 31st 2022
Angus Goodenough December 31st 2022